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Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the ‘Zatte’, this is the oldest beer from Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Natte is classed as a ‘dubbel’, a Belgian category of smooth, dark beers. Because we partly use dark malt, Natte has a reddish-brown colour and a smooth, roasted flavour with earthy tones of brown sugar, nuts and plums. Completed with slightly bitter hops, this is a nicely balanced beer and one of the brewery’s classics.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Fruit and malt in the nose, hazy ruby, with a small toffe ehead. Flavour is red plums, almonds and caramel. Very well balanced, complex, nicely bitter. Fine example! Thanks again mds.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22009) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Bottled. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and pine needles with acidic notes. Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel, yeast and pine needles with murky notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
bottle. brown-copper body with a soapy off-white head. nice perfumey malt aroma with notes of chocolate, raisins, and yeast. the flavour is sweet malt and is moderately complex while still being light on the palate. mild soapy bitterness in the finish. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Hazy dark amber colored with a frothy off-white head. Dominating yeast and spice aroma, herby and chocolaty tones. Extremely herby flavor, typical for ’t IJ, probably from the yeast. Notes of malt, toffee and spices. Foamy soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Ivory large sized head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, good amount of lacing, carbonated, cloudy, and a reddish brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel and sweet and mimicked in the flavor. Very tasty and quaffable. Smooth palate. Medium body. Truly enjoyed this brew and definitely would like to have this one again. Try it if you have the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark brown and cloudy with a neat, light brown head. Very aromatic and sweetish with weak notes of burned malt. Some notes of chocolate. A delicious and very typical Abbey Dubbel. 240504

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2005
yet another good ij brew! underrated imo. lovely fruity, yeasty nose. taste: sweet, bitter, roasted malt, licorice, fruity(citrussy, plums, figs and more). full body with soft CO2. long bitterish fruity finish. well balanced, alc. is well hidden. one year old aged example. very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2005
Bottle: Lovely ruby dark amber colour, with a lasting beige head. Fruity aroma, with some plum and citrus notes. Spice there too. Flavour starts a little sweet, but remains quite dry all the way through. Mildly spicy notes evident, along with some caramel and dark fruit notes. Alcohol well disguised. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13231) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Bottled (BB 07/2006)
Dark nut brown, good creamy off-white head. Aroma is lemony, a bit fruity. Medium-bodied. Some roasted malts underlying. Not sweet, but a bit sticky mouthfeel. Dark dubbel, but not really dark in the taste. Easty to drink, does not show alcohol much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 Small, frothy, dust-colored head with thick, heavy lace and a hazy, red-mahogany body. Spicy, yeasty bouquet with a prominent note of mustard seed, black pepper, milk chocolate, toffee, and paint thinner. Flavor is milky, malty, and very spicy with medium sweetness and moderate bitterness in the finish. Foamy, heavily carbonated mouthfeel. Different, but not really in a good or bad way. The bottom-line is that this is not a beer that I’d buy again.


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